Accra Rains Kill Two Kids


Two children have reportedly drowned at Babasdongo near Bortianor in Accra, following a downpour in the early hours of Tuesday.

The deceased children were aged nine and 11 years old.

Mother of the deceased, whose name was given as Sister Ama, wept uncontrollably as she narrated the incident to her neighbours.

She indicated that they were indoors when the rain water demolished their single self-contained room.

She said part of their building collapsed, as it gave way to the running water washing her away together with her three children.

Sister Ama indicated that she and one of her children were saved by a Good Samaritan but her two other children drowned.

“I could see my children going but I could not do anything,” she said while wailing. A resident, Kofi Nyantakyi, saw the first dead body.

He indicated that the victim’s father upon seeing the flood in the area decided to go and park his car at a safe place and return for the kids, but was too late.

The rains, which started around 3am on Tuesday, flooded some parts of Accra including Kaneshie, Dzorwulu Traffic Light, Kasoa-Accra stretch, Tse Addo, Ashaiman, and the Graphic Road.

Meteo Notice

Meanwhile, the Ghana Meteorological Agency yesterday issued a 24-hour forecast indicating cloudy conditions with thunderstorms and rain expected over most places in the middle and coastal sectors.

“Partly cloudy with occasional sunny conditions is expected from the mid-morning into the afternoon. The transition sector is expected to be partly cloudy this morning becoming sunny as the day progresses. The northern parts of the country are expected to be slightly hazy throughout the forecast period,” it indicated.

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri